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This California Candidate Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) for IEC Corporation d/b/a International Education Corporation (“Employer”), describes Employer’s processing of Personal Information from applicants, employees, and contractors.  This Policy supplements any other privacy notices and is not intended to override them.  This includes but is not limited any provisions in the Employee Handbook.

For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, to any individual or a household.

This Policy Describes:

Personal Information We Collect

Employer collects Personal Information about you during the application process and throughout the scope of your employment with Employer.  The categories of Personal Information collected may include the following:

Sensitive Personal Information

We collect Personal Information that is defined as “Sensitive Personal Information” under California law, including driver’s license, state identification card, passport, or other government issued identification card, social security numbers, race or ethnic origin, and health information.  We use and disclose Sensitive Personal Information only as necessary: (i) to process your request for employment,  (ii) provide services and benefits in connection with your employment, (iii) to comply with the law, and (iv) for business purposes reasonably expected within the scope of your employment.  


For each of these categories of Personal Information, we will retain the information as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.  We consider the following criteria when determining how long to retain Personal Information: why we collected the Personal Information, the nature of the Personal Information, the sensitivity of the Personal Information, our legal obligations related to the Personal Information, and the risks associated with retaining the Personal Information.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

We may collect your Personal Information from a variety of sources and methods. This includes:

Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us

We may collect Personal Information from you that you voluntarily provide to us as an applicant and during the scope of your employment.  

Information We Collect When You Use Our Systems

We collect Personal Information when you use our systems, including computer systems, security systems, time keeping systems, and any internal intranet or online platforms.  

Information We Collect When You Use Our Website

Automated technologies or interactions. If you applied for a position through one of our websites, we receive and store internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.  When you access and use our website from your mobile devices, we receive data from that mobile device.  This may include your device ID, location data, IP address and device type.  You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with us, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings.  Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.

Cookies.  Our website may also place cookies on the device that you use to access the websites.  Cookies are small files that we or our service providers transfer to your device through your web browser that enables us or our service providers’ systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  We use cookies to help us understand how users use the website. For example, cookies gather information about how long you spend on a web page so that we can understand what web pages are of most interest to users.  If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off cookies by adjusting your browser settings.  If you turn off your cookies, some of the features of the website may not function properly.

Your ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting.  Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature (DNT) that signals to the websites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. For more information about DNT signals, please visit  Our website does not currently respond to web browser DNT signals.  Other third-party websites may keep track of your browsing activities when they provide you with content, which enables them to customize what they present to you on their websites.

Information We Collect From Third Parties

Service Providers.  We collect Personal Information from service providers including where we operate accounts on third-party platforms, such as human capital management (HCM) platforms, employee search and recruiting platforms, background check and employee eligibility providers, employee benefit and insurance providers, banks and payroll providers, curriculum and learning management platforms, communications and video conference providers, and other software and technology providers.  

Google Analytics. We use third party cookies provided by Google Analytics to assist us in better understanding our website visitors.  These cookies collect IP addresses and usage data, such as the length of time a user spends on a page, the pages a user visits, and the websites a user visits before and after visiting our website. Based on this information, Google Analytics compiles data about website traffic and interactions, which we use to offer better user experiences and tools in the future.  For more information on Google Analytics, visit

How We Use Your Personal Information

Employer uses Personal Information, for all purposes related to the application for employment, and the creation, administration, and termination of your employment relationship with the Employer and for all purposes related to Concord’s ongoing business operations.  These purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:

How We Disclose Personal Information

Personal Information We Disclose for a Business Purpose

Service Providers. We may use third-party service providers to perform certain business services on behalf of us or the Services and may disclose Personal Information to such service providers as needed for them to perform these business services. Service providers are only allowed to use, disclose or retain the Personal Information to provide these services and are prohibited from selling Personal Information. Business services provided include, but are not limited to, human capital management (HCM) platforms, employee search and recruiting platforms, background check and employee eligibility providers, employee benefit and insurance providers, banks and payroll providers, curriculum and learning management platforms, communications and video conference providers, and other software and technology providers.  

Internal Third Parties. We may share Personal Information with our parent company, subsidiaries and other companies owned by or controlled by Employer, who may use the Personal Information for the purposes described above.

Categories of Personal Information that have been disclosed for a business purpose in the past twelve months include:

Personal Information Sold or Shared. We have not sold any Personal Information in the past twelve months.  We have shared Personal Information in the past twelve months with our third party advertising partners to serve ads to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet.  “Sharing” is defined under California privacy law as “renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s Personal Information by the business to a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration, including transactions between a business and a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising for the benefit of a business in which no money is exchanged.”  This sharing means that these third-party service providers may use their own cookies or tags to track your online activities and purchases in order to deliver targeted advertising based on your interests.  You can opt out of sharing through the Do Not Share My Personal Information link. Additionally, if your browser supports it, you can turn on the Global Privacy Control (GPC) to opt-out of the “sharing” of your Personal Information. Learn more at the Global Privacy Control website.  We do not have any actual knowledge of selling or sharing Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age. 

Business Transactions. We may do business with third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your Personal Information in the same way as set out in this Policy.

Legal Process. Subject to applicable law, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process, such as a subpoena; (ii) in response to requests by government entities, such as law enforcement authorities; (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical, financial or other harm, injury or loss; or (iv) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual unlawful activity.

Information You Provide To A Third Party. Concord may contract with third party service providers that operate their own websites and online platforms on which you will need to create an account (“Third-Party Sites”). Concord does not control any Third-Party Sites and is not responsible for any information they may collect. The information collection practices of a Third-Party Site are governed by its privacy policy. It is your choice to enter any Third-Party Site. We recommend that you read its privacy policy if you choose to do so.

California Privacy Rights

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Upon verification of your identity you may:

Requests can be submitted by calling our toll-free number (800)322-4128, completing our online form, or by contacting the Human Resources if you are a current employee.  You can opt out of sharing through the Do Not Share My Personal Information link. Additionally, if your browser supports it, you can turn on the GPC to opt-out of the sharing of your Personal Information. Learn more at the Global Privacy Control website.  

Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. Except where you have provided an agent with a Power of Attorney pursuant to Sections 4000 – 4465 of the California Probate Code, when using an authorized agent you must: (1) provide the agent with signed permission clearly describing their authority to make a request on your behalf; (ii) verify your own identity; and (iii) directly confirm that you have provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request. That agent must also be able to verify their identity with us and provide us with their authority to act on your behalf.

The verifiable request initiated by you or your authorized agent must:

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable request does not require you to create an account with us. One of our representatives will contact you in order to verify your identity. You may need to provide additional information in order to verify your request. Depending on the nature of the request, we may require additional verification actions be taken, including but not limited to providing a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the person whose Personal Information is the subject of the request. We will only use this information to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. 

The CCPA provides the right to be free from discrimination if you choose to exercise your rights under the statute, and we will not retaliate against you for the exercise of your rights.

Changes to the Policy

We may modify or update this Policy from time to time. We encourage you to revisit this page often to remain fully informed of our Policy or you can contact us at any time to obtain the latest copy of this Policy. 

Questions About This Policy

If you have any questions or concerns about this Notice, please contact Diana Lotfi at 

Effective: January 1, 2023
Last Reviewed:  January 1, 2023